Sundance Films: how to stream, how to watch on TV and online?
The Sundance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the US. This year you can choose how to watch the virtual festival from home.
The 2022 Sundance Film Festival began on Thursday 20 January, bringing together the most exciting independent movies to have been released in the last 12 months. Once again the festival could not be held in its usual physical location of Park City, Utah due to covid-19 concerns but a virtual alternative will bring the festival to your home.
The 2021 edition took place during a near-total lockdown and the virtual fest brought all the performances, projects and even the film parties into homes.
Sundance organisers issued a statement explaining the situation: "Our Sundance spirit is in making something work against the odds. But with case numbers forecasted to peak in our host community the week of the festival we cannot knowingly put our staff and community at risk.”
With another virtual festival the only option, here’s how you can enjoy movies from Sundance 2022 from the comfort of your own sofa…
How to watch Sundance Film Festival 2022
This year Sundance TV will be back, offering the opportunity to watch the festival’s movies anywhere in the United States at a wide range of price points. To take advantage simply head over to SundanceTV where you can sign up for which package suits your needs.
Here’s the full list of options to watch the virtual Sundance film festival 2022…
Festival Package ($750)
Valid across the whole span of the festival from 20 – 30 January, the Festival Package is the best way to make the most of the event. This comprehensive package entitles the owner to ten tickets to view films, access to award-winner screenings and everything included in the Explorer Pass (below).
Awards Only Package ($300)
If you’re only interested in watching the best of the best, the Awards Package will give you tickets for each of the eight award-winner showings. These will take place at the end of the festival on 29 and 30 January. You will also receive the Explorer Pass (below).
Day Package ($100)
Have you singled out one particular day that piques your interest? Do you only have a short amount of time to commit to a love of independent cinema? For $100 you can access any single day from 22 to 28 January, giving you four tickets for film screenings across that day. You also have the advantages of the Explorer Pass (below).
Explorer Pass ($50)
This pass is the only one also available to viewers outside of the United States and it caters to those who are happy to wander from the beaten track. The Explorer Pass covers certain selections from the New Frontier, Indie Episodic and Short Film offerings.
Single Film Ticket ($20)
If simply watching one screening from the Sundance film festival is something you want to tick off your bucket list, this could be the year to do it. For just $20 you will receive access to one exclusive screening on specific day and time, and can also be applied to the award-winner showings.